Sunday, 9 August 2015

Eden Espinosa working on new album

Broadway star Eden Espinosa has announced plans for her second album and a KickStarter campaign has been launched to fund the project. 

Espinosa's first album Look Around (also funded through KickStarter) was released in 2015 and debuted in the top 50 on the US iTunes Pop Chart. It went on to win the IMA Vox Populi award for Adult Contemporary Song Of The Year. 

Writing on her KickStarter page about the new album, Espinosa said: "Our plan for this album is to continue building on the sound that we developed during our last project. But this time we're going to amp it up... more energy, more high powered vocals, and maybe even a few more original songs.

"The support that you give will help us to afford the cost of studios, musicians, editing, mixing, mastering, packaging, shipping, and every detail involved in the huge task of making an album. I can't wait to do this with you all again. The last time was such an amazing experience and I know that this will be even better!"

Espinosa is best known for starring as Elphaba in Wicked on and off for seven years. She was first cast as Idina Menzel's standby in the original Broadway production, whilst also understudying Elphaba's sister, Nessarose. She then left the production to originate the title character in Brooklyn the Musical from the original workshop through to its Broadway premiere. 

Espinosa later returned to Wicked to take over as Elphaba from Shoshana Bean and went on to play the role in the Los Angeles and San Francisco productions of the musical. She has also played Flora in the Reprise Theater Company’s production of Flora the Red Menace and Maureen in the closing Broadway company of Rent. The production was filmed and released on DVD.


Photo Credit: DirtySugar Photography

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